castration anxiety

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Noun1.castration anxiety - (psychoanalysis) anxiety resulting from real or imagined threats to your sexual functions; originally applied only to men but can in principle apply to women
depth psychology, psychoanalysis, analysis - a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud; "his physician recommended psychoanalysis"
anxiety, anxiousness - (psychiatry) a relatively permanent state of worry and nervousness occurring in a variety of mental disorders, usually accompanied by compulsive behavior or attacks of panic
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FREUDIAN psychoanalysis suggests a significant number of males suffer from castration fears. Perhaps they should be thankful they are not racehorses.
Male castration fears v desire/Hitchcock's bad women/fairy tales etc.
It aroused strong emotions, including, if Freud was right, castration fears. Fellow Gentiles would make fun of you if they noticed it.